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Data set name

Wave and Wind Data for the Aegean and the Ionian Sea collected during the POSEIDON project (1998- )

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectPOSEIDON - Marine Environmental Monitoring Forecasting and Information System for Greek Waters; Operational use, maintenance and co-operation of the POSEIDON system; A Second Generation Monitoring and Forecasting system for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: POSEIDON-II
Time period1998 to present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Wave direction; Other wave statistics; Wave height and period statistics

Description 
Summary

During the POSEIDON project in situ wave and wind data were collected by means of oceanographic buoys. The locations of the measurement are scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea and usually the recording intervals are of the order of 3 hours (i.e. 8 measurements per day). The wave buoys are equipped with accelerometers (of the MRU-4 type - SeaTex) and anemometers (Lambrecht type) mounted at a 3 m height above the sea-surface. The duration of measurements is 17 minutes (for the wave) and 10 min (for the wind). All the spectral analysis for the wave measurements is made in-situ and the spectral parameters are transmitted to the Operational Centre. The whole procedure is fully automated.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr L. Perivoliotis
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavyssos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76452
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emailvlikou@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6013005
Global identifier1295
Last revised2015-08-27